Prosthetics, frogs amongst the list of forgotten items left on the plane

List includes a parrot, dentures and a double bass

A pet parrot is among items forgotten by passengers when they disembark from a plane

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SINGAPORE – According to global travel search site Skyscanner, a prosthetic leg, a double bass and a pet frog, are just a few of the peculiar items left behind on planes each year. Read on to find out which other bizarre items that have made the list of forgotten items on board.

In a survey done by 700 international cabin crew, the extensive list includes a glass eye and a bag of sand and a surprising number of forgotten pets,  such as a falcon, tortoise, as well as a parrot.

Dentures, underwear, a glass eye and a prosthetic leg were also in the long list of weird and wonderful items revealed by cabin crew, and which pose the question; ‘how did the passenger manage to forget them?’

Other items found were just simply random: a single egg (without packaging), a bag of sand and a written marriage proposal. Whether the latter was intended for a cabin crew member or a passenger is unclear. And let’s hope the lost wedding dress found its owner before the big day.

When it comes to the more regular travel essentials, it seems that passengers are no less forgetful. Almost a quarter (24%) of crew have found a lost passport on board, which is even higher than the number of phones (23%) and books (21%) left behind.

“Many of us have left something behind when we’ve travelled such as a book or magazine. However, this survey has revealed that some people have left some quite bizarre items on board and items such as the glass eye and prosthetic leg make you wonder how they could have been missed by the owner. I’m sure one or two items have raised a few smiles among the cabin crew,” said Victoria Bailie, Skyscanner spokesperson.

Here are just some of the strangest items that cabin crew have found on a plane:

  • Live parrot
  • Glass eye
  • Prosthetic leg
  • A bag of sand
  • A clog
  • Box of dried fish
  • One shoe
  • Wedding dress
  • Bag of diamonds
  • Wig
  • Bag of onions
  • Toupee
  • Handcuffs
  • Double bass
  • One egg (without packaging)
  • Frog
  • Underwear
  • Written marriage proposal

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